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Harold J. Ambuehl Elementary 
28001 San Juan Creek Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Main Line. . .  949-661-0400
Fax. . .  949-488-3158
Call In Sick. . .  949-661-3412
YMCA. . .  949-493-5327


Call-In-Sick Line

Please utilize the Call-In-Sick line to report your child's absence or to clear an absence.

Call-In-Sick Line

Office Hours

The Ambuehl office is available to help you Monday - Friday

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM



  • Fri, Jun 10 - Mon, Jun 13
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tues, Jun 14 - Wed, Jun 15
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thurs, Jun 16 - Fri, July 22
    • Closed
  • Mon, July 25 - Wed, July 27
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thurs, Aug 28 - Fri, Aug 12
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Closed 12:00 - 1:00
  • Mon, Aug 15
    • Regular hours resume
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM


School Hours

Grades 1-5
7:45 - 2:05 (M, W, Th, F)
7:45 - 12:50 (T)

Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.:
Early Birds -- 7:45- 11:38
Late Owls -- 9:15 - 1:08

Early Birds -- 7:45 - 11:38
Late Owls -- 7:45 - 11:38

Today: 7/24/16

Office opens Monday, July 25

Registration Information

Please click here to access registration information.


Due to Ambuehl’s professional teaching staff and school wide emphasis on learning, we are confident each child will have a successful experience in their next grade level. For those reasons, we are unable to honor parent requests for a particular teacher. This policy will ensure success for all children as we build balanced classrooms. 


Ambuehl's Kindergarten Round Up was held on February 9. We are currently accepting registration for all grade levels. Please begin the registration process by selecting the online link to the right. Should you have any questions, please contact the Ambuehl office.


Please note: Children must 5 by September 1, 2016 to enroll in kindergarten next school year.

View Kindergarten PowerPoint presentation shared 2.9.16

View Health/Vaccination Information shared 2.9.16



In order to protect your child’s personal information, Ambuehl does not post the class lists outside the office the day before school begins. Instead, a voice message and an email message will be sent to your primary phone number and email on the evening of Friday, August 12th beginning at 3 PM and will be delivered between 3-4:30 PM. The same information will become available on the Parent Portal after 6 PM on Friday, August 12th. To ensure the contact information in your Parent Portal is up to date, click here: https://portal.capousd.org

Parents of incoming Kindergarten children will notified regarding Early Bird/Late Owl placement by Wednesday, August 10th. Teacher placement will not be available until Friday, August 12th.


Please check the Ambuehl PTA website for PTA events and information.

Ambuehl Elementary Upcoming events:



  • Enjoy your summer!
  • School office opens. . . Monday, July 25



  • Kindergarten EB/LO notification. . . Wednesday, August 10/recorded phone message
  • Class notification. . . Friday, August 12, after 3 PM/recorded phone message
  • First student day. . . Monday, August 15/modified dismissal schedule

Drop off/pick up Reminders

  • Please enter the parking lot for drop-off/pick-up at the stop sign located at Cartagena.

  • After entering the parking lot, continue forward to drop-off/pick-up area.

  • Busses utilize the outside lane (closest to the curb), cars use the inside lane.

  • Pull forward as far as possible. The BLUE sign indicates the start of the drop off/pick up area.

  • Remind your children to have their backpacks and school materials ready to go before you enter the parking lot.

  • Do not leave your car unattended at the drop-off/pick-up zone.

  • Please do not drop off or pick up your children in the bus lane.

  • Exit the parking lot at Cartagena.

  • Model safe behavior and use the crosswalk on the street and in the parking lot.

Mrs. Sullivan teaching a lesson. Mrs. Bushell enjoys PTA McTeacher Night! Mr. DuCharme smiles during a class lesson. Mrs. Caestecker is ready for recess duty! Mrs. Tatarian smiles while in her classroom. Mrs. Young working with two students. Mrs. Devaney working with a student. Mrs. Chaddock in her classroom. Harold Ambuehl - 1977 Portrait Mr. Coon smiling while working with a group of students. Harold Ambuehl - 1950 Mrs. Weirath teaching students how to print the letter G. Harold Ambuehl - 1950 Copy (14) of 0 - BLANK FRAME.jpg Mrs. Fiorenza smiles while working with her kindergarten students.
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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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